Monthly Archives: October 2008

The Arsenic Labyrinth, by Martin Edwards

ARSENIC LABYRINTH, THE THE ARSENIC LABYRINTH is the third of Martin Edwards's Lake District mysteries, but you don't need to have read the previous two books to enjoy this one. The main protagonists are again historian Daniel Kind who, with … Continue reading

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A Killing Frost, by R D Wingfield

A Killing Frost I loved this crackingly paced book, which follows the same formula as the previous five novels in the series. Inspector Jack Frost is messy, disorganised and impulsive, incapable of looking after himself, yet totally dedicated to his … Continue reading

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The sweetness of life, by Paulus Hochgatterer

The Sweetness of Life Set in an Alpine village in Austria, THE SWEETNESS OF LIFE is more concerned with the lives and thoughts of the inhabitants than with the investigation and impact of the death which occurs at the start … Continue reading

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Arctic Chill, by Arnaldur Indridason

Arctic Chill Is there such a thing as a perfect crime-fiction novel? Probably not, but if there were, this would surely be a strong contender. Arnaldur Indridason's latest novel in the Inspector Erlendur series continues the upward trend in quality, … Continue reading

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